Religious Chants
Question : Some religious chants and poetry are accompanied by music, and one feels attracted to them and react to them. Is this permissible?
Answer : It is prohibited to react with rapture to the music and the songs; it is not prohibited if the reaction is to the content only.
Religious Chants
Question : Can we be present at an Islamic wedding, where people are performing Islamic songs?
Answer : All kinds of songs are prohibited except ones performed by women for the women in weddings without the presence of men and without music.
It is permissible to recite nasheeds without tunes that cause rapture in religious ceremonies or social happy gatherings.
Religious Chants
Question : There is a beautiful nasheed for Imam Ali (Peace be upon him) but it is recited by a woman, is it permissible for me to listen to it?
Answer : It is permissible if does not cause sexual excitement.

Religious Chants
Question : Is clapping allowed in Islam? Is it allowed to clap in nasheeds and tawashi’s which are read in praise of Ahlulbait?
Answer : If it does not form a musical cadence and does not involve another prohibition, then it is permissible.
Religious Chants
Question : Some Islamic Nasheeds - chants (praising the Ahlulbait) use computerized voice effects, or musical instruments. Is listening to these permissible?
Answer : If it does not involve - by nature - rapture, then it is permissible.
Religious Chants
Question : I would like to know the ruling on clapping the hands during the reading of nasheed – chants and what is the ruling of clapping the hands in such a way that it resembles and sounds like the rhythm used in prohibited music?
Answer : If it is on a musical rhythm, then it must be avoided based on compulsory precaution, if it was not on such a rhythm, then it is permissible.